Riverbank Stabilization Work to Starts in CVNP

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad FPA-4 No. 14 is shown in Peninsula on Aug. 24, 1996. (Photograph by Robert Farkas)

An Akron company has been awarded a contract to do work to stabilize the railroad right of way used by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Park.

The National Park Service said the work is being funded by a $14 million grant through the Great American Outdoors Act,.

Work will include stabilizing the bank of the Cuyahoga River close to the former Baltimore & Ohio railroad tracks and the adjacent Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.

Work on those eight areas will get underway and continue through early 2025.

Earlier this year heavy rain created riverbank erosion north of Boston Mill that led to the suspension of CVSR service south of there.

Trains continue to operate from Rockside Road to a point north of the erosion section.

The closure of the south end of the CVSR extended from early March into July.

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